The Founders Warned Us About Some One Some Time...Could Be Right About Now.

"The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation on the ruins of public liberty.
It serves always to distract the public councils and feeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions.
It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration to confine themselves with in their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all departments in one and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism.
If in the opinion of the people the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed."

George Washington’s Farewell Address


FLAHR in, the name of a gold coin first made in Florence in the 1200's. The name comes from the Latin word for flower. The florin bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Saint John the Baptist on the other side. The first English florin was issued as a six-shilling gold coin in the reign of Edward III (1327-1377). A Silver English florin worth two shillings was first coined in 1849.
[The World Book Encyclopedia]
A USA Silver ten cent coin, bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Franklin D. Roosevelt (USA Pres. 1933-1945) on the other side (Dime).

Jun 28, 2008

Sites You Might Like > Photo Shop TV Tutorials

Adobie Photo Shop is one complicated program. Want to know how a picture looks so good, when it is apparent that the lighting out side, just could not do a picture just?
Photo Shop comes with a manual as thick as an encyclopedia. Well not really. A disk. But still that disk is loaded with as much info. Then there are more books at the book store, each with a claim of even more tips and tricks, or a simpler explanation. We could spent a small fortune on books and more books.
Now that is no longer a scary thought.
Here is a good alternative. Photo Shop TV Tutorials on the internet. Shows are recorded for viewing with a click of your mouse. Past shows are archived. There is a wealth of tips and tricks for free from pros who work with Photo Shop.

Jun 27, 2008

Israel, Fairness Doctrine, and the 2nd Amendment

Laura Ingrahams' 2 videos are not duplicates. Although the 2nd does play part of the 1st.

They say: We do not have the right to keep and bear arms.
We say: We do have the right to keep and bear arms!
The Supreme Court agreed.
We are: The People To Keep And Bear Arms.
Although 4 Justices showed their colors, when it come to Honoring a Oath.

Jun 25, 2008

Sites You Might Like > Kim Komando

Kim Komando radio show is heard all across the country. Some stations stream on the web, the whole world may have heard of the "Digital Goddess". On the Komando web site are pages for tips, cool sites, and more. She authors books about computing, photography, all most any thing digital. Ever have to visit Microsofts' web site for help? The help article is probably written by-you guessed it, Kim. Her web site has all kinds of help articles, free app site links.
Real tough help stuff will cost you a subscription membership charge for access of techie info.
Call in to her show -7:00-10:00 am, Arz. time, Sat. (1-888-825-5254) with a good question that will be of help to a lot of people, and she may give the caller a printer, a camera, or some product manufactures give her. She may give a caller something that they are in dire need of. A lot of her books are given out. All be it, there is something written for free on her site that will be of help to most in need of some help; or a link to the right site of some other helpful computer techie.

Jun 24, 2008

Sites You Might Like > Portable Apps

I would like to tell about the portable apps site. This is good for every one. How would you like to surf the web on any computer, and not leave any traces where you've been? Perfect for a trip to the library, or your own laptop sitting at a coffee shop using their wi-fi. That's right up there with safe surfing. Using a USB thumb drive, flash drive, or micro card.
There are options: download and install portable apps suite. An assortment of preselected apps, which is a good selection. Download and install the basics, then pick and choose just the apps you like. Either choice gives you a browser, anti-virus, note pad, even open office, and more than I want to get into here.
Best of all They Are Free!
You need to buy a good 4gb drive or card, and download your hearts content. When you use this gadget , just plug it in, select that drive and surf. When you are through, shut it down as instructions for the drive explains, remove the drive-all your history is in your hand, not on the computer! Now, you won't fool the Feds! But any nosy busy bodies will not have a clue where you've been.
There is a risk of being on wi-fi no doubt. That goes without saying anything to a seasoned surfer who knows about risk over wi-fi.